Treasure Island (1883)

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Treasure Island  (1883) 
by Robert Louis Stevenson
First book version of the adventure novel.

Treasure Island.

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By the same author.


An Inland Voyage.

Edinbuggh: Picturesque Notes.

Travels with a Donkey.

Virginibus Puerisque.

Familiar Studies of Men and Books.

New Arabian Nights.

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Treasure Island map

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Treasure Island.


by

Robert Louis Stevenson




Cassell & Company, Limited:

London, Paris & New York.

[All Rights Reserved.]


1883.

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To

S. L. O.,

AN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN,

IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHOSE CLASSIC TASTE

THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE HAS BEEN DESIGNED,

IT IS NOW, IN RETURN FOR NUMEROUS DELIGHTFUL HOURS,

AND WITH THE KINDEST WISHES,

Dedicated

BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

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To the hesitating purchaser.




If sailor tales to sailor tunes,
 Storm and adventure, heat and cold,
If schooners, islands, and maroons
 And Buccaneers and buried Gold,
And all the old romance, retold
 Exactly in the ancient way,
Can please, as me they pleased of old,
 The wiser youngsters of to-day:

—So be it, and fall on! If not,
 If studious youth no longer crave,
His ancient appetites forgot,
 Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave,
Or Cooper of the wood and wave:
 So be it, also! And may I
And all my pirates share the grave
 Where these and their creations lie!

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Contents.




Part I.—The Old Buccaneer.

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I. The Old Sea Dog at the "Admiral Benbow." 1
II. Black Dog appears and disappears 10
III. The Black Spot 19
IV. The Sea Chest 28
V. The Last of the Blind Man 37
VI. The Captain’s Papers 45




Part II.—The Sea Cook.

VII. I go to Bristol 54
VIII. At the Sign of the "Spy-glass" 61
IX. Powder and Arms 69
X. The Voyage 77
XI. What I Heard in the Apple Barrel 85
XII. Council of War 94




Part III.—My Shore Adventure.

XIII. How my Shore Adventure began 103
XIV. The First Blow 110
XV. The Man of the Island 118

Part IV.—The Stockade.

XVI. Narrative continued by the Doctor: How the Ship was Abandoned 128
XVII. Narrative continued by the Doctor: The Jolly-Boat’s Last Trip 135
XVIII. Narrative continued by the Doctor: End of the First Day’s Fighting 142
XIX. Narrative resumed by Jim Hawkins: The Garrison in the Stockade 149
XX. Silver’s Embassy 158
XXI. The Attack 166




Part V.—My Sea Adventure.

XXII. How my Sea Adventure began

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XXIII. The Ebb-Tide Runs 184
XXIV. The Cruise of the Coracle 191
XXV. I Strike the Jolly Roger 199
XXVI. Israel Hands 206
XXVII. "Pieces of Eight" 218




Part VI.—Captain Silver.

XXVIII. In the Enemy’s Camp 227
XXIX. The Black Spot Again 238
XXX. On Parole 247
XXXI. The Treasure Hunt—Flint's Pointer 257
XXXII. The Treasure Hunt—The Voice among the Trees 267
XXXIII. The Fall of a Chieftain 276
XXXIV. And Last 285